Steel Suppliers UK

Special Metal Alloys UK Ltd is a UK based supplier of steel and other high-quality metal alloys. We supply our products globally and work with tried and tested logistic partners to meet our clients’ requirements.

We specialise in materials suitable for the most aggressive and high risk areas of industrial processing, and we source our alloys from world leaders in the field of heat and corrosion resistant materials.

Altogether, our staff have over 100 years of combined experience in the metal manufacturing industry and various fields of engineering. Our technical expertise extends to mechanical engineering, welding engineering, aerospace, defence, piping process design, mill technology and metallurgy.

Special Metal Alloys can accommodate any project, large or small. We regularly supply EPC contractors worldwide and have many clients in the oil, gas and petrochemical industries.

Special Metal steel is available from stock or on a forward order basis. This allows us to supply complete packages on any scale, in any product form or alloy. Special Metal products come with guaranteed quality, integrity and continuity of supply.

Call +44 161 278 2386 or contact us online to order now.


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Stainless Steel Suppliers UK

Special Metal Alloys offers four major types of stainless steels in the UK:

  • Austenitic – most commonly used
  • Ferritic – has similar properties to mild steels but with higher corrosion resistance
  • Austenitic-Ferritic (Duplex) – ductile and very strong
  • Martensitic – strong and hard with moderate corrosion resistance

Our steel is sourced from world respected manufacturing partners through a world class supply chain. Fifty percent of our new stainless steel production comes from re-melted stainless steel scrap.

Our stainless steels are available in a range of forms.

Stainless Steel Strip

Special Metal Alloys are the leading UK suppliers of stainless steel strip and are supported by Europe’s leading supplier of spring steels and stainless steel precision strip. Narrow and slit-to-width strip can be provided in coils or processed to your exact requirements.

We offer services such as cut-to-length / blanking, polishing and poly coating, paper interleaving, deburred edges, and fully rounded edges on certain sizes.

We can minimise your machine downtime while your strip is being processed by offering traverse wound coils, which last longer than traditional pancake coils when engaged in continual feed press production.

You can also order stainless steel strip temper that can be rolled to a specific hardness and tension levelled to a specified flatness. We offer re-rolling of strip material to tight precision tolerances.

Stainless Steel Coil Plate and Flat Bar

Special Metal Alloys supplies stainless steel coil plate, sheet or flat bars in standard and non-standard lengths. This covers up to 20m in plate and 15m in flat bars.

Other services include de-coiling and levelling, shearing, sheared strips blanking, rolled edge flat bars, polishing and ink jet marking of materials for traceability.

Stainless Steel and Duplex Forged

Special Metal Alloys sources rough forged and machine completed products in stainless steel and duplex grades from our renowned European supply partners.

Our forged products can be supplied as bars, rounds, squares, flats, discs, rings or bushings.


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Stainless Steel Tube Suppliers UK

The Special Metal Alloy UK range of steel tubing extends to:

  • Stainless steel coil tubing
  • Nickel alloy extreme length seamless coil tubing
  • Seamless stainless steel tube in straight and fixed lengths
  • Welded round stainless steel tubing
  • Re-drawn/precision nickel and stainless steel tubes

We are supported by several specialist tube manufacturing mills in Europe and the USA.

We can supply top quality capillary stainless steel tubing in sizes ranging from 0.51mm to 25.4mm outer diameter. Our available grades of stainless steel include: 304/304L, 316/316L, 316/316L (2.5% min Moly ), 316Ti, 317/317L, 321, 347, 904L, 6Mo, ALLOY 600, ALLOY 625, ALLOY 825, ALLOY C22, ALLOY C276, ALLOY 400, and NICKEL 200.

Our welded round tubes can be supplied in coil (3.0mm – 25.0mm), or fixed straight lengths that can be cut to size (3.0mm – 76.0mm). Additionally, Special Metal Alloys offers welded rectangular (RHS) and square (SHS) sections.

Also available in coil form, straight lengths, or short sections are our re-drawn/precision tubes that can be custom made to a non-standard format. This includes thin walls, tight toleranced welding, or seamless stainless steel and nickel.

Special Metal Alloys has developed many customer-specific solutions for gas flow, steam and liquid applications that are carried out in harsh and aggressive environments. Our tubing is widely used in industries such as aerospace, defence, alternative energy, chemical processing, instrumentation, chromatography, medical, shipbuilding, and oil and gas.


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Stainless Steel Oval Tube Suppliers UK

Special Metal Alloys can make seamless and welded oval stainless steel tubes to order. We offer the UK’s largest range of this product.

As with our other steel supplies, our oval and ornamental tubes can be cut to length and specification.

Due to an upsurge in demand in the UK, we have expanded our range to include stainless steel seamless elliptical and stainless steel seamless flat oval tubes for industrial applications. We can now offer seamless and welded oval tubes to any part of the world with excellent lead times.

Some of the world’s most innovative architectural, marine and construction projects are currently using our stainless steel ornamental tubes.


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Other UK Services

  • Nickel AlloysSpecial Metal Alloys supplies high performance nickel alloys, titanium and other special metals with high corrosion resistant properties. We can give you direct access to technical advice on specifications, norms and standards, direct from the manufacturer.
  • Cutting ServicesSpecial Metal Alloys offers precision laser cutting services that will cut your stainless steel and nickel alloy tubes to size. Any additional processing that you require can also be performed before shipment, such as drilling, slotting or bevelling ends for weld preps.


Special Metal Alloys UK Opening Hours

Monday               6am-10pm

Tuesday               6am-10pm

Wednesday        6am-10pm

Thursday             6am-10pm

Friday                    6am-10pm

Saturday              6am-6pm

Sunday                 Closed

 Please call 0161 278 2386 or email with enquiries.



We are based at:

29 Riding Fold Lane,
United Kingdom,
M28 2UR

From Manchester Piccadilly Station, head south on London Rd/A6 towards Fairfield St/B6469. Use the right 2 lanes to turn right onto A57(M). Stay on A57(M) for 2.2 miles until it merges with M602 to Worsley. Continue on the M602 for 5.4 miles and at junction 13, take the A575/A572 exit to Worsley. At Worsley interchange, take to third exit onto Worsley Brow.  At the roundabout, take the second exit onto Barton Rd/B5211. Continue south east until you reach a right hand turning onto Riding Fold Lane. Keep left on Riding Fold Lane until you come to the end of a cul-de-sac.

To find us by car, you will want the M60, West Manchester. Follow the directions above after exiting at junction 13.




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